Rationale for Building your own SIP Panels if you are in construction, especially internationally!
For over 70 years there has been a tremendous amount of SIP construction totalling many hundreds of millions of square feet of SIP buildings having been built. All of this has been backed by science and research demonstrating the strength and durability of the panels (as well as weaknesses). They are indisputably a strong product that offers a faster 1 way to ... Continue
Why do innovations in affordable housing technologies appear and then disappear so quickly?
There seems to be a real need in the world for better and faster ways to build affordable housing. It is estimated that there are 1.5 billion people who do not have adequate shelter, aka affordable housing. This would represent roughly 1/5 of mankind. We can assume all of those people just choose not to have houses and end this article here. Or, we ... Continue
Eco Homes have long been an American ideal.
Eco homes in America are a product of the 1970’s energy crisis when many Americans began to discover ways to reduce energy consumption in the home. One of the results of this effort is that buzz words used to describe products (and the products themselves) are now common; Energy Star Appliances, high seer air conditioners, blown in insulation, and radiant foil barriers, to name a few. One less known but ... Continue
Is there such a thing as an International Construction Material? Maybe! Concrete is available in a lot of places. But lets go back in time; way back. There are a couple of internationally recognised structures that use a material that can have a profound impact on modern construction. This material is an ancient material and it is the glue that holds the Great Wall of China together as well as was in the cement that made the roman structures so ... Continue
International Construction Material comes in many varieties from the use of traditional building materials to the use of ultra modern construction materials. But lets face it, ultra modern housing solutions are outside the affordable range for many people and the many of the traditional building materials are falling into the obsolete category because they are prone to failures (like the concrete in Haiti) or inefficient in terms of energy efficiency (like bricks and block). So unlocking a commodity product somewhere in ... Continue
Building products for shelter, affordable housing, schools, commercial structures and even SIP panels may NOT be at the top of your list of things to think about. However, we want to let you know that we remain committed to serving you. We do this by delivering the worlds best construction tools, materials, and equipment that are affordable, for making shelters, ... Continue